As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS is also often compared to boutiques, pro digicams, super zooms and mirrorless. The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX730 HS and the PowerShot G7 X Mark II)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it is newer (july 2018 vs february 2016), is more popular and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly shorter battery life (265 shots vs 360 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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1 year older
$319 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $319.00 vs $399.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 265 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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similar age
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Popularity: 467 vs 579

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
2 years older
$218 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $218.00 vs $399.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
3 years older
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $399.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
3 years older
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly longer battery life: 360 shots vs 265 shots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $399.00

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (40x vs 3x), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 6 fps), has a screen which flips out, is thinner (1.6" vs 2.5") and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.7), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Fujifilm XF10

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similar age
$499

Significant advantages of the XF10 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the XF10 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shoots significantly slower: 6 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the XF10 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×41 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 279 g vs 299 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.6"

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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similar age
$998

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/3.3
  • Has a touch screen
  • Longer battery life: 340 shots vs 265 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 40x
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly thicker: 2.5" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 40x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 10 fps

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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9 months older
$849 - $1,099

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 40x
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a screen which flips out, is newer (july 2018 vs september 2014), is more popular and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A)

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similar age
$899

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Flip-out screens
  • Announced: July 2018 vs July 2018

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years older
$516 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Flip-out screens
  • Popularity: 180 vs 579

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
6 years older
$368 - $455

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Inexpensive: $368.00 vs $399.00

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
3 years older
$539

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the G7 X and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
1 year older
$429 - $828

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
5 years older
$530

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly longer battery life: 360 shots vs 265 shots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the G16 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), is newer (july 2018 vs july 2015), is thinner (1.6" vs 5.4"), is significantly lighter (299 g vs 899 g) and is slightly less expensive ($399.00 vs $996.95).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), has slightly less zoom (40x vs 83.3x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 21 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
3 years older
$338 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly longer battery life: 340 shots vs 265 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.5" vs 1.6"
  • Heavier: 650 g vs 299 g

common strengths of the SX60 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 299 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
3 years older
$1,198 - $1,296

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much longer battery life: 400 shots vs 265 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Larger: Professional size (129×88×102 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 813 g vs 299 g
  • Significantly thicker: 4" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 II and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (129×88×102 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Thin: 4" vs 1.6"

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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similar age
$997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 125x vs 40x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much larger: 146×119×181 mm vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Much heavier: 1,415 g vs 299 g
  • Much thicker: 7.1" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Announced: July 2018 vs July 2018
  • Popularity: 374 vs 579

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years older
$398 - $420

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 265 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.6" vs 1.6"
  • Heavier: 691 g vs 299 g

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 691 g vs 299 g

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Longer battery life: 330 shots vs 265 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly thicker: 4.7" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 299 g

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
3 years older
$469 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 40x
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly longer battery life: 360 shots vs 265 shots

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.4" vs 1.6"
  • Significantly heavier: 899 g vs 299 g

common strengths of the P900 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (july 2018 vs january 2013), is more popular and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.7mm).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
4 years older
$428 - $448 (body only)
$518 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 299 g

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
5 years older
$730 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much larger screen: 3.3" vs 3"
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX300 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×64×41 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 299 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.6"